Datapoint Gurindji Kriol/Predicative adjectives

Constructions involving predicative adjectives
consist of (i) a subject noun and adjective with an optional intervening coreferential
pronoun, or (ii) a subject noun and adjective with an intervening coreferential pronoun and a copula verb top.

Values

Variable copula

Example 72-114:
KR libim im, im yapakayi.
KR
NAME
lib-im
leave-tr
im,
3sg.obj
im
3sg
yapakayi.
small
KR leave him alone, he's only little.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Example 72-113:
Nyantu yapakayipiya yet.
Nyantu
3sg
yapakayi-piya
small-bit
yet.
yet
He was only little then.

Source: DOBES database 2007-2008

Example 72-115:
I bin top yapakayi nyanawu.
I
3sg.sbj
bin
pst
top
be
yapakayi
small
nyanawu.
RECOG.dem
She was young then, you know who I mean.

Source: ACLA database 2003-2006

Confidence:
Very certain